ON THE ROPES Floyd Mayweather’s violent history of beating his girlfriends – and the heartbreaking death of his kid
FLOYD Mayweather’s love life has been the subject of controversy for years – and his latest hook-up raised eyebrows too.
Last week, The Sun revealed he’s dating the “lead” dancer at his strip club and he’s even planning on having a baby with her, according to a source.
Floyd Mayweather and Anna Monroe are now said to be in a relationship
Brit-American Anna Monroe, who works at Girl Collection in Las Vegas, was also filmed giving Mayweather a lapdance at the strip joint.
“They have been seeing each other on and off for a while, whenever Floyd decides,” a family friend said.
“Now Floyd wants another child he only wants Anna
to be the mother.”
Mayweather, 43, is one of the most successful boxers of all time and one of only a handful of sportsmen to ever earn over $1billion (£760million) during his career.
Monroe’s family are said to be concerned given Mayweather’s history of violence
A source claims Mayweather plans to have a baby with Monroe
But when it comes to romance, the boxer’s love life has been marred by an appalling record of domestic violence.
“No one is taking the news well,” the source said of Anna’s family reaction to finding out about her relationship with Mayweather.
“Everyone knows Floyd Mayweather beat his other girlfriend up.
“Her dad is worried sick but Floyd just reels them in with money.”
‘I’ll f*****g kill you’
Mayweather’s violent abuse of women has repeatedly got him in trouble with the law – and seen him jailed.
He served two months of a three-month sentence in prison in 2012 after attacking his ex, Josie Harris, two years earlier.
Mayweather with Josie Harris – the couple had three children together
Mayweather with Josie Harris – the couple had three children togetherCredit: Refer to Caption
The horrific assault, which Harris described in an unpublished book, took place in front of their three kids Jirah, Zion and Koraun, who were aged just seven, nine, and 11 at the time.
Harris wrote about how Mayweather allegedly grabbed her by the hair while she was still sleeping, dragged her around the room of her home in Las Vegas “like a rag doll” before punching her repeatedly in the head, screaming: “I’ll f*****g kill you”.
She also described being woken by the sound of her “own screams” during the assault as their children begged him to stop.
Their son Koraun, then aged 10, managed to jump over the fence and go and get help from security, who called 911, while Mayweather sped off in this car, according to the account.
Mayweather’s mugshot after being arrested for the battery report that eventually landed him in jail
Mayweather’s mugshot after being arrested for the battery report that eventually landed him in jailCredit: Handout – Getty
“He had hit me before and I had been violent toward him in our relationship,” Harris wrote.
“But, I knew this had to be the last beat down.”
The couple had first met in 1995 at a bowling alley in Las Vegas when Josie was 16 and Mayweather was 19 and began dating, eventually going on to have their three kids.
Their relationship was volatile however and Josie said in 2014 that she suffered physical abuse from the boxing champ on “six occasions,” according to USA Today.
Mayweather arriving at a nightclub in 2014 – he was said to have driven off after the attack on Harris in 2010
Mayweather arriving at a nightclub in 2014 – he was said to have driven off after the attack on Harris in 2010Credit: Splash News
Mayweather denied the allegations about the 2010 incident in an interview with Katie Couric in 2015.
“Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs? Yes I did,” Mayweather told her.
“So if they say that’s domestic violence, then, you know what? I’m guilty.
“I’m guilty of restraining someone.”
Harris brought a $20million (£14.6million) lawsuit for defamation against Mayweather over his claims she was on drugs – but Harris didn’t live to see the outcome of the case.
Tragic drug death
Mum-of-three Harris was found dead in her car in March 2020 aged just 40.
She was reportedly found by one of her kids outside her house in Valencia, California.
Josie Harris tragically died when she was just 40 years old
No evidence of drugs or suicide were found at the scene, but a coroner later concluded that Harris accidentally died of “mixed drug toxicity”.
After her death, Mayweather shared pictures of him and Harris together with his millions of Instagram followers, referring to Harris as “my angel”, “my heart”, “my sweetheart”, “my love”, “my rock”, “my family”, “my kiss”, “my sunshine” and “my flowers”.
He later said he would give up his billionaire lifestyle to have Harris back.
“I got to take my time when I talk about this” Mayweather said during the premier of Hollywood Unlocked Jason Lee: Uncensored.
Mayweather shared pictures of him and Harris together after she died
They began dating as teenagers but were separated for years before Harris passed away
They began dating as teenagers but were separated for years before Harris passed awayCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
“Everything I asked for in life, any and everything I thought about in life, I got.
“And I’ll say this everyday, just for her to come back, I’ll give it all, man.”
He added: “It’s tough. Everyday I think about it, it’s tough. It’s very, very touchy.”
‘Like she’s been brainwashed’
Even before his relationship with Harris, Mayweather had been convicted of attacking another partner.
In 2001, Mayweather punched Melissa Brim, the mother of his daughter Iyanna, in an argument in a Las Vegas shopping centre.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of battery against Brim and received a suspended sentence in 2002, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
A year later, he punched two of Harris’ female friends in a nightclub and chased them out the venue – he again received a suspended sentence for two counts of battery, the Las Vegas Sun reports.
He was also ordered to undergo “impulse control” counselling, but the verdict was later vacated and the charges “dismissed per negotiations”, according to Deadspin.
And there was a separate incident involving Harris before the attack for which he was jailed.
In 2005, Mayweather stood trial for felony battery after allegedly kicking and punching Harris and dragging her out of his Bentley by her hair.
But at trial, Harris changed her story on the witness stand, saying she’d lied to cops about the fight and Mayweather’s history of abuse.
He was acquitted for those charges.
Despite his history of violence towards women, Mayweather has been linked with many different partners in recent years.
He was engaged to Shantel Jackson, but they split in 2013, with Jackson starting a relationship with rapper Nelly a year later.
After Jackson split from Mayweather, she sued him for invasion of privacy, assault, battery, harassment, and infliction of emotional distress, along with other charges.
In turn, he filed a suit against Jackson for using his credit cards and stealing money, as well as accusing her of secretly recording phone calls, according to The Blast.